As usual, the CanPL.ca Newsroom is back this week to recap yet another remarkable weekend for the Canadian Premier League’s clubs. Kristian Jack and Charlie O’Connor-Clarke start, of course, in Hamilton for all the reaction, analysis, and interviews you could want from a thrilling 2020 Canadian Championship Final between Forge FC and Toronto FC (1:56).
Benedict Rhodes joins the show at the end of the Forge-TFC chat to give his thoughts (18:22), before helping break down a dramatic 1-1 draw at IG Field between Valour FC and FC Edmonton (19:40). From Winnipeg, they head to the nation’s capital as Mitchell Tierney comes in to discuss an entertaining triumph with a late winner for Atlético Ottawa over league-leaders Pacific FC (27:09). To cap off the Ottawa discussion, Atleti boss Carlos González drops by the show to give his own thoughts on his side’s first third of the season and recent run of form (33:36).
For the final CPL match of the weekend, a 1-0 win for HFX Wanderers over York United in Halifax, Alexandre Gangué-Ruzic joins to explain just what’s going on for both teams after an interesting tactical battle (46:20).
Finally, the show comes full circle as KJ and Charlie end with a brief discussion of the inherent drama of a penalty shootout — particularly that which decided Saturday’s final — including some thoughts from Toronto FC goalkeeper Quentin Westberg from the immediate aftermath of his side’s victory (59:10).